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“In my 36 years of being within the navy, 20 of these as an enlisted SEAL medic, I’ve been privileged to be surrounded by nice leaders and phenomenal Sailors,” stated Kaleiohi. “Whereas at NSWG-1 the group has taken possession, labored onerous and achieved superb outcomes.”

In 2007, Kaleiohi, who was serving as a chief particular warfare operator deployed in western Iraq, seized a outstanding alternative. He was chosen to turn out to be a doctor assistant and officer within the Navy.

“I cherished being a SEAL medic and I like what I do now,” stated Lt. Cmdr. Kaleiohi. “My option to turn out to be a doctor assistant got here from desirous to proceed my progress within the medical discipline and being a service to others, in addition to rising my information and having the ability to use that and my expertise to assist bolster the group and people round me.”

Over the previous 12 months, Kaleiohi supervised the implementation of the medical operational, coaching and readiness directorate at NSWG-1 which culminated coaching and {qualifications} for 213 SEAL medics, doctor assistants, impartial obligation corpsman and discipline medical technicians.

“Our full spectrum of medical workers offered medical drugs capabilities throughout all NSWG-1 clamancy and its roughly 2,000 warfighters,” stated Kaleiohi.

As an authorized emergency drugs doctor assistant, Kaleiohi additionally serves as a surgical resuscitation group chief within the Joint Medical Augmentation Unit inside Joint Particular Operations Command (JSOC).

“Lt. Cmdr. Kaleiohi’s huge expertise and astute understanding of the NSW group, medical packages, and insurance policies have drastically elevated the survivability of our SEAL groups and supporting instructions,” stated Capt. David Abernathy, commodore of NSWG-1. “He’s by no means glad with the established order and approaches all issues with an modern mindset. We’re fortunate to have him on our group.”

Kaleiohi’s choice as 2021 Navy Medication’s Doctor Assistant of the 12 months was made public Dec. 24, 2021, by way of a video launched from by Rear Adm. Timothy Weber, director of the Medical Service Corps (MSC).

“This award is a testomony to Kaleiohi’s excellent service to Navy Medication and Naval Particular Warfare by way of his distinctive talent set, spectacular management, and mentoring skill,” stated Weber.

Every year, the director of the MSC acknowledges officers whose management {and professional} information have made important contributions towards enhancing warfighter efficiency, operational capabilities and Navy Medication.

“It’s an honor to obtain this award,” stated Kaleiohi. “As a younger doctor assistant I by no means would have imagined the alternatives I’ve had this previous 12 months. It’s an absolute privilege to be right here.”